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Finding a taste of home in the San Gabriel Valley; Edison blamed for windstorm power outages; how to protect your car from thieves

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

Finding a taste of home (Los Angeles Times)Rosanna Xia's is a Chinese New Englander now living in Los Angeles and "still trying to fit all those pieces together." But what helps her connect to her roots? Fermented rice and black mochi, Hainan chicken from Savoy, and fresh soy milk from the San Gabriel Valley.

Edison blamed for power failures in 2011 windstorms (Los Angeles Times)A report by the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday found that some Southern California Edison power poles were faulty and too weak to withstand the windstorms that ripped through the San Gabriel Valley in 2011. The storms left thousands of Edison customers without power. The commission found that at least 21 of these downed poles and 17 wires did not meet safety requirements.

How to protect your car from thieves (South Pasadena Patch) South Pasadena Police warned residents that thieves will steal a car's exterior parts as well as those inside. To protect your car, police say to lock your doors and not leave anything in plain sight. Tightly secure anything valuable that may be attached to your vehicle, such as bike racks, tailgates on pickup trucks, or even license plates and registration tags. 

San Bernardino's acting city manager picked as executive director of San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (The Sun)Andrea Travis-Miller, acting city manager of San Bernardino, will be the next executive director of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, a regional planning committee that oversees 31 incorporated cities. Travis-Miller led San Bernardino during its bankruptcy and will continue working there for 30-45 days.

Our news roundup includes stories from Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, Pasadena, El Sereno, San Marino, Rosemead, and Temple City.

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